This section covers the ingredients found in Blood Sugar Optimizer™ and discusses WHY & HOW they work, including links to clinical studies. You can also see "recommended use" instructions.
Below you'll find "Supplement Facts" and "Ingredient Summaries"
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving||%DV*|
|Vitamin & Mineral Blend||128.7 MG||†|
|Vitamin E (as NUTRA-E™ dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate)||6 IU||45%|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)||3 MG||177%|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)||75 MCG||3093%|
|Pantothenic Acid||15 MG||300%|
|Magnesium Blend (TRAACS® Glycinate, Citrate, Oxide)||87 MG||28%|
|Zinc Picolinate||21 MG||192%|
|Chromium Blend (TRAACS® Picolinate, Nicotinate Glycinate)||600 MCG||1713%|
|Synergy Optimizer™ Blend||1930 MG||†|
|CinSulin® + Cinnulin PF® Cinnamon extract||500 MG|
|Bio-Enhanced® Stabilized Na-R-Alpha Lipoic Acid||300 MG|
|Bitter Melon (2.5% bitter principles, including 10% charantin)||100 MG|
|Gymnema Sylvestre Extract (75% Gymnemic Acids)||200 MG|
|Fenugreek Seed (4:1 Extract; 50% Saponins)||50 MG|
|Panax Ginseng (8% ginsenosides)||50 MG|
|Trans-Resveratrol (90% from Polygonum cupsidatum) (Tiger cane)||50 MG|
|Banaba Leaf Extract (1.5% corosolic acid)||24 MG|
|Vanadyl Sulfate (20% Vanadium)||6 MG|
Below you'll find detailed descriptions about the ingredients utilized in Blood Sugar Optimizer™ - exactly HOW it works & WHY it's better than other products. Simply click on the ingredients below and a detailed description will appear under it.
After examining hundreds of blood tests over the past 20-30 years, I've seen specific patterns in people who are having certain health challenges.
And for those of us who don't metabolize sugars as well, especially as we've gotten older (yes, that includes myself), I've noticed deficiencies in about 12 key vitamins and minerals. The good news is that when combined together in specific dosages, can help make our lives healthier because we are no longer lacking.
What's important is that you're giving your body the specific nutrients that it needs, to function at optimal levels - similar to when we were younger.
Combining them with specific herbs and plant extracts, can further improve results - naturally, without having to take harmful drugs.
This rare plant alkaloid is one of the most powerful natural therapies for treating a wide range of conditions – particularly insulin resistance and not being able to metabolize carbs optimally.*
Berberine targets a very basic regulator of metabolism present in all animals and plants called, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK).
For people with high sugar problems, AMPK activation:
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger that has been proven to regenerate vitamin C and vitamin E; restore levels of intracellular glutathione, an important antioxidant that declines with age; and increase excretion of toxic heavy metals such as mercury.*
However, ALAs most interesting property may be its ability to counter high sugar levels.*39-42
ALA has also been shown to support healthy insulin sensitivity and help promote healthy sugar levels within a normal range;, largely through improving measures of oxidative stress and healthy inflammatory response.*43-48
Personally, I believe one of ALA's biggest benefits for long-term health is it's ability to reduce beta cell destruction, enhancing glucose uptake, and its antioxidant effects.*49
Out of 50 natural ingredients tested, this popular spice was far and away one of the best for promoting healthy glucose metabolism.*28
It works because of Hydroxychalcone, the active ingredient in cinnamon, which boosts the effect of insulin by increasing its sensitivity to glucose and facilitating delivery into the cells where it can be stored and synthesized.*
Additionally, certain compounds in cinnamon inhibit an enzyme that inactivates insulin receptors, further improving cell's ability to utilize circulating glucose.*
Here are 5 primary ways it can help 28, 50-53:
Unfortunately, the problem with Cinnamon is that in order for it to work, you need a very high dosage of the powder - at least 2500-5000 mgs, and preferably 10,000 mgs daily.
To remedy this problem, we've used two, clinically researched extract forms: Cinnulin PF®54 and CinSulin®55-57. And we're using the optimal, clinically researched dose of 500 mgs of each (2 servings daily), yielding over 10,000 mgs of cinnamon powder. It's potent, clinically researched and it works!54-57
Bitter melon is a vegetable cultivated and eaten in many parts of the world, including India, Asia, Africa and South America.
Bitter melon contains several chemical ingredients, including the glycosides momordin and charantin. Polypeptide P, charantin and vicine are the specific components thought to promote healthy glucose levels within the normal range.*
Studies suggest that Bitter Melon may play a role in controlling the production of insulin by the body, thus promoting healthy sugar control.*
Some of the documented studies show Bitter Melon to enhance cells’ uptake of glucose, to promote insulin release, and to make the effect of insulin more potent.*58-61
Nicknamed the "sugar destroyer", Gymnema sylvestre has been used safely by people in India for 5,000 years. Many human studies have shown it promote healthy sugar levels within a normal, youthful range.*31, 62-63
As an added bonus, it's used to reduce the absorption of glucose into the body, and also helps decrease sugar cravings,31, 62-63 both of which are desirable for those wishing to lose fat and to reduce the level of sugar in their blood.*30
Fenugreek is effective for promoting lowering postprandial (after meals) sugar levels to a healthy, normal range.*
Fenugreek seeds contain a peculiar amino acid not found in any mammal tissues, 4-hydroxyisoleucine, which is believed to boost insulin production by stimulation of the beta cells of the pancreas, which secretes insulin.
Furthermore, chemical agents within fenugreek increase the activity of enzymes that lower glucose concentration both by (1) increasing glucose breakdown and (2) directing more glucose into glycogen reserves.*64-66
A 2014 review and meta-analysis of 16 research studies looked at those that used randomized, controlled groups for 30 days or more. They found that ginseng (Panax ginseng) promoted healthy fasting glucose levels to a normal, youthful range - when compared to the control group.*32,68,69
Trans-resveratrol (more potent than regular Reseveratrol) has many health and longevity benefits. One of them being the promotion of healthy fasting plasma glucose levels within a normal, healthy range.*33
In one 4-week study at only 10 mgs daily, resveratrol "significantly decreased insulin resistance".*70
In a study with subjects aged 65+, showed "a significant suppression of the peak glucose level and overall exposure to glucose in serum after meal ingestion".*71
More than 90% of U.S. adults have a deficiency in chromium because it is not readily absorbed from foods, and the human body even has difficulty in absorbing chromium from most nutritional supplements.
Because of this, there are dozens and hundreds of studies about Chromium as it relates to improvements in glucose, sugar and insulin levels... An increase in insulin sensitivity, appetite reduction, a decrease in fat mass and more.*70-78
Simply stated, chromium helps enhance the effectiveness of insulin, a hormone vital for the processing of glucose.
There are two forms of chromium - Picolinate and Polynicotinate, each having their own benefits.
Picolinate version has been shown to improve longevity, lipid ratios, increase muscle mass and decrease body fat.
The Nicotinate (niacin-bound) version has improved bioavailability and absorption.
BOTH help promote healthy sugar levels withing a youthful, normal range.*
Because of this, Blood Sugar Optimizer™ contains BOTH forms for better performance and absorption.
Biotin, vitamin B-7, is a member of the water-soluble family of B complex vitamins. Biotin functions in fatty acid metabolism and the production of glucose.
Biotin levels influence sugar levels and glucose regulation and tend to be lower in people with elevated glucose.*
The combination of Biotin + Chromium has been shown to help promote healthy sugar levels within a normal range.*